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Regional Planning and Development: Yorkshire and the Humber

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities in Yorkshire (a) have and (b) have not received funding from Growth Area Fund programmes; and how much each local authority has received in each wave of the programme. (253172)

There are two Growth Points in Yorkshire that are eligible to receive funding from the Growth Fund:

The Doncaster and South Yorkshire Growth Point includes the authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. They have been allocated £250,000 in 2008-09, £3,784,791 in 2009-10 and £5,933,131 in 2010-11.

The Leeds City Region Growth Point includes the authorities of Barnsley, Calderdale and Wakefield. They have been allocated £200,000 in 2008-09, £2,476,060 in 2009-10 and £3,881,723 in 2010-11. The authority partnership is co-ordinated by Leeds as the convener of the Leeds City Region.

Barnsley is represented in both Growth Points, as 50 per cent. of the proposed growth will lie in each area.

As funding from the Growth Fund is unringfenced, it is paid to the Growth Point’s nominated lead authority for the payment of grant. It is for the Growth Point authorities to prioritise how the funding is divided at the local level.

East Riding, Kingston upon Hull, Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough, Selby, York, Bradford and Kirklees are not part of a Growth Point and so not eligible for this funding.